The kids may be off right now for summer vacation.

However, Guilford County government leaders and Guilford County Schools officials are still hard at work trying to figure out the best way to spend $2 billion in money for school construction and renovations that county voters approved over the last three years.

To that end, the commissioners and Board of Education Joint Capital/Facilities Committee is meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. to discuss the best way to move forward on a number of proposed projects.

The Guilford County school board gets to decide how that money is spent, however, the Board of Commissioners approves a recommended project, and an amount for it, before turning over the money that it usually holds until the schools need to spend it.

The July 26  meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Guilford County Schools Administrative Offices at 712 N. Eugene St. in Greensboro.

The official stated purpose of the meeting is to “discuss deferred maintenance, provide updates on the Capital Improvement Program and the Long-Range Master Plan, and review the Bond Program Dashboards and Cash Flow Model Performance & Debt Planning.”

School officials and the county commissioners just went through a little bit of a rocky patch this spring when it looked like the county might not give the schools any additional money for operating expenses for fiscal 2023-2024 over what the schools got last year.

Guilford County Manager Mike Halford, in fact, recommended that the schools get zero new dollars for the current fiscal year that began on July 1.

In the end, however, the school-friendly Board of Commissioners added $15 million in school operating funds before adopting a new budget. That seemed to appease school officials, who had asked for $101 million in new money this time around, so perhaps the July 26 discussion – the first joint meeting since the county budget was adopted – will be very congenial.